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#LeaveNoOneBehind

Developing talents is our strongest asset. However, when students face difficulties they run the risk of not obtaining a diploma. In times like these, society cannot afford to lose talent. VUB rector Caroline Pauwels launches a Relief Fund for students to ensure equal opportunities and inclusive education.

This newly established Relief Fund’s mission is to stand by students facing urgent financial, material, social or psychological needs. Your support is a smart investment with good value for money. It boosts our society’s resilience and sustains its economic productivity. We need partners: alumni, enterprises and VUB-sympathizers.

“As a student I combine my internship with my student job. For my thesis I have to be able to work online everywhere. Without a laptop, I cannot finish my thesis.” Master student J. (22)

#WeAreVUB

The VUB fosters a warm community in which students, academics, corporate partners and organizations mutually support one another.

Are you the alumnus lending a helping hand to students disrupted by financial difficulties? Is your enterprise willing to invest in tomorrow’s leaders and innovators? Who else agrees that we cannot let talent be spoiled in our competitive world? Who will contribute to a more resilient and inclusive society?

Create opportunities


YOU CAN EITHER DONATE ONLINE OR VIA TRANSFER AT THE IBAN ACCOUNT NUMBER BE51 0013 6779 3562 OF THE VUB WITH REFERENCE GIFTFO7.

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How everyone benefits from philanthropy

Diversity on the work floor increases enterprise productivity. Beyond classical CSR, many businesses consciously invest in student talent development. Inclusivity is central to their long-term vision and strategy. How do inclusiveness and diversity fit into your business’ CSR vision? Let’s get in touch to see how this could work for your business. Contact Isabelle Marneffe (Isabelle.Marneffe@vub.be).

All united behind one goal

The VUB Caroline Pauwels Relief Fund emerged from a collaborative effort uniting the VUB Foundation, the International Relations Office, Education and Student Affairs Service (Social, Legal and Financial Support, the Kot Coach and Study Guidance) and the Student Council. Your donation helps to relieve students' financial, material, social or psychological needs. Students count on us. VUB Rector Caroline Pauwels counts on you.

“My mother became a single parent and a debt collector seized her belongings. My child support money is used for my step sister and little brother. My study allowance does not suffice to make the ends meet.” Bachelor student C. (19)
In Belgium, donations of €40 and above are fiscally deductible.

VUB. Every donation returns.

Invest in equal educational opportunities.
The world needs you. #LeaveNoOneBehind.

Donate online or via transfer at the IBAN account number

BE51 0013 6779 3562 of the VUB with reference GIFTFO7.

‘A donation to my fund is a wise investment. The world needs talents.’


Rector Caroline Pauwels

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